Namibia Economist (Windhoek)

Namibia: Midway for Arctic Challenge

The performance competition for Top Motor Dealer and Salesman gains momentum.

It has been exactly six months since Standard Bank's Vehicle and Asset Finance (VAF) Department launched its exciting new "Arctic Challenge" campaign for its top Vehicle Salesmen and Dealerships, running from the 01 September 2012 to 31 July 2013.

The winners of this latest campaign will be treated to a 9-day, all expenses paid trip to Iceland, where they will experience first-hand, one of the world's last frontiers, the Arctic, with 4x4 vehicles as aired on the television programme Top Gear.

In light of this, time has now come to announce the best performing Vehicle dealerships and sales people in the country recorded up until the end of January 2013.

The winners in the New Vehicle Mega Dealership are Zimmermann Garage, Indongo Toyota Windhoek and Novel Motor Company.

And the winners for New Vehicle Mega Salesman are Bianca Gavin - Zimmermann Garage, Jurgen Dilg - Novel Motor Company and Martin Willem - Indongo Toyota Windhoek.

In other categories the winners were: New Vehicle Macro Dealership: Pupkewitz GWM, Kia Motors and Novel Volvo/Land Rover.

New Vehicle Macro Salesman: Stanley Kali - Pupkewitz GWM, JF van Eden - Kia Motors and Cornelius Katjiru - Pupkewitz GWM.

New Vehicle Country Mega Dealership: Gobabis Toyota, Pupkewitz Toyota Oshakati and Indongo Toyota Walvis Bay.

New Vehicle Country Mega Salesman: Hannes Engelbrecht - Gobabis Toyota, Wouter van Zyl - Pupkewitz Motors North and Maryke Viljoen - Autohaus Swakopmund.

New Vehicle Country Macro Dealership: Von Baum's Motors, Marina Toyota and SF Auto.

New Vehicle Country Macro Salesman: Frikkie Engelbrecht - Von Baum's Motors and Iwan Hugo - SF Auto.

Used Vehicle Mega Dealership: Select Cars, Auto World, Pupkewitz Certified Used Cars, Auto One

Autohaus Mastercars and Danlou Motors.

Used Vehicle Mega Salesman: Jaco Barnard - Select Cars and Tumaini Mchombu - Auto One

Used Vehicle Macro Dealership: Auto Swiegers, Cross Roads Motors and Kaiser Motors.

Used Vehicle Macro Salesman: Eric Coetzee, Auto Swiegers and Antonio Carew, Cross Roads Motors.

Standard Bank Namibia's New Business Manager in VAF Eugene Junius said all the different dealerships in the various categories will be competing against each other.

"They all have a minimum target to meet per month during this campaign. The salesman who comes 1st in each category will be included in the trip to Iceland, while the 2nd and 3rd will win cash prizes," said Junius.

The top performing Dealerships will also be recognised at the Annual Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance Gala event later this year. The 'Arctic Challenge' follows on from the success of last year's VAF campaign namely the "Four Nations Rugby Challenge" to Argentina and in 2011 was the 'F1 Racing Challenge' to Italy.

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